Friday, November 09, 2012

Friday, finally

It has been one of those weeks when many small things all landed together to make it a big and busy week. Three meetings, family birthdays, a stint gallery sitting for the Visual Arts Showcase, childcare, and, of course, that election. (You probably heard about it.) There was so much shrillness around the election this time. Ranting, raving, crazy talk. Aren't you glad it's over? I sure am.

At last Friday came and I had nothing on my agenda. Sofia did not have school today, so I invited her to go with me to the Children's Museum and see the "Chagall for Children" exhibit. She is good company and never talks politics. We love the Children's' Museum so much we became "grandparent members." Since Sofia started Kindergarten we haven't been able to have as many museum dates.

As part of the Chagall exhibit the museum has set up a painting studio for the children.

Sofia has watched her Dad paint, so she feels quite comfortable with a brush. Look at that lovely, confident, fluid line.

I admire her economy of line and easy, graceful curves.

After we had hit all the favorite features of the Children's' Museum we went for a nice lunch at Burgerville, which is one of our favorites. (I really do love Burgerville—) All in all, a lovely end to a busy week.


  1. What a fun way to end the week. Sofia is so beautiful and I love how she stands with easy at the easel. Children's artwork always makes me smile. I hope she never outgrows her wonderful style. Have a great weekend!

  2. I love hearing about your Grandparent days. I had a similar relationship with my paternal grandparents and my maternal grandmother and it has meant so much to me. I also agree Sophia's economy of line and fluidity are quite lovely. :-)

  3. Anonymous7:07 AM

    This lucky Sophia gets the art genes from both sides of her family. I'm sure she'll go far with her talent.

  4. You sure do make pretty grand children. Sofia is just precious.

  5. That is what I call an almost perfect day.

  6. Lucky you. I miss those times with M & M. Sofia's painting is quite elegant.

  7. She occasionally talks politics. Playground politics, such as "There is a kid at school who says Romney will win, is that true mom?" But yeah, she is definitely good company.